Ann Marie Mires

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Scientists Prove That Pop Music Is Literally Ruining Our Brains

Research proves what our parents have been saying all along: Modern pop music really is worse than older generations of pop music. Not only that, it …

First Swimming Dinosaur Discovered

New species of dinosaur are dug up almost weekly these days, and often they’re bigger than those found earlier.<p>So what makes <i>Spinosaurus</i> special is not that it’s a larger predator than <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>, though it is, but that it lived in the water.<p>This is exceptional because dinosaurs were all land …

A Miraculous “Accident of Physics”: Carl Zimmer Explains How Feathers Evolved, Animated

Charles Darwin devoted nearly three chapters of his famed treatise <i>Descent of Man</i> to feathers — one of the most miraculous products of evolution. In his book <b>Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle</b> (<i>public library</i>), conservation biologist <b>Thor Hanson</b> marvels that “nothing competes with feathers …

Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

<b>Listen · 8:39</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> From Curiosity To Discovery.<p><b>About Wendy Chung's TED Talk</b><p>Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.<p><b>About Wendy</b> …

Ancient swamp creature sported 'Mick Jagger' lips

Joan Rivers once said Mick Jagger's lips are so big he could French-kiss a moose, and now the Rolling Stones frontman's lips have inspired the name of an ancient swamp creature that probably also had a set of huge smackers.<p>Researchers named the creature <i>Jaggermeryx naida</i>, which translates to …

Ovulating Women Prefer Images of Penetration Over Images of Oral Sex

Canadian researchers found that during ovulation the female genitalia is more responsive to images of penetration than to images of oral sex. The difference is significantly reduced during non-fertile phases of the menstrual cycle.<p>Vaginal photoplethysmograph used to measure women's genital response …

Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Northern Lights in Maine from Kevin207 on Vimeo.<p>The sky danced with bands of green, yellow and other colors last night, as the aurora borealis, or northern lights, dazzled viewers in the upper Northern Hemisphere. The light show was sparked by a powerful solar flare that erupted from the sun …